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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union win one for the record books

Ilsinho for MVP, USMNT U20s lose, and a recap of World Cup action

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union stage epic comeback, beat Red Bulls 3-2
A virtuoso performance by Ilsinho off the bench, in which he scored twice and contributed an assist, helped the Philadelphia Union erase a two-goal halftime deficit and defeat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

MLS News

A run through the final week before the Gold Cup break
There were just six games this week, and most of them featured a pair of short-handed teams thanks to injuries and/or international call-ups.

Ezequiel Barco already drawing transfer interest from a top European club
Serie A giants Napoli have inquired about the 20-year-old as an alternative to their top transfer target Hirving Lozano.

Andre Horta set for return to Braga?
Horta, 22, is one of LAFC’s three Designated Players, signed last year from Benfica for reportedly around $6 million, while he was playing on loan at Braga.

U.S. Soccer News

USA vs. Ecuador, U-20 World Cup: Recap
Tab Ramos’ side was unable to overcome two first-half goals and repeat the magic of the previous round’s comeback victory over France.

Women’s World Cup News

Giulia Gwinn goal lifts Germany to 1-0 World Cup win over China
In an even first half at Roazhon Park, in the Brittany city of Rennes, Germany defender Carolin Simon hit the crossbar and China striker Yang Li hit the post.

Norway opens World Cup with 3-0 win over Nigeria
Goals from Guro Reiten and Lisa Marie Utland, plus a Nigeria own goal, gave Norway a 3-0 victory Saturday night to open the Women’s World Cup.

Spain beats South Africa 3-1 for 1st Women’s World Cup win
Spain, ranked No. 13 in the world, finished last in its group four years ago in Canada, the country’s only other appearance in the tournament.